Some real hands-on articles and stories from production this week, with a particular emphasis on monitoring alerts and logging best practices. Enjoy! ☕🗻📢
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A fabulously detailed writeup of lovehistory’s migration from Thanos to Mimir (and other considerations along the way). Great story!
I love this topic because alerting has the potential to directly impact our lives in a manner proportionate to the thought and consideration that went into their designs. Practice effective alerting and it will reward your efforts.
Not every code path can be tested effectively in development or staging environments. Running tests in production can be an effective monitoring strategy when done right.
If you missed this year’s Fosdem, this post has you covered with summaries and links to some of the more interesting monitoring & observability talks.
A collection of best practices and precautions for your logging setup. Many of these fall into the “seems obvious until you catch yourself doing the same thing” category.
If you’re using MongoDB Atlas, it’s pretty easy to capture those service metrics in your own Grafana and Prometheus cluster. Go share this with your app developers and make their day. 😺
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A handy tutorial for setting up tracing with context propagation across your distributed services.
It’s always DNS.
A super detailed look at parsing your Syslog messages with Fluentd. Feels like one of those posts that future-you will be glad if today-you remembers to bookmark it.
A solid guide for setting up Alertmanager to manage your Prometheus alerts.
We’re really looking forward to this event which marks the ten-year anniversary of Monitorama 2013 originally held in Boston, MA. Proposals are currently being reviewed and if they’re anything to go by, this should be an awesome lineup of talks. Hope to see you there!
See you next week!
– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor